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cover of the 50th anniversary issue. how does she keep her skin photo ready? with a 20 minute-a-day facial mask. she's also like us, spending $1.49 on her favorite guilty pleasure from taco bell. the loco taco. john legend made every girl's heart melt with his heart, "all of me" in 2013, but chrissie gets the honor of knowing this heart-felt song was written about her. the couple met at a video photo shoot and married seven years later on the lakes of italy. now are preparing to welcome a baby to their family. make that another baby, the duo already has three little bulldogs, with a mom like chrissie, their child is sure to have style. considering the celeb's net worth is some $5 million. from the winter wonderland at foxwoods resort casino just a short drive if new york and boston, i'm sonia isabelle.
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next time. teams are now working to track down the person who sent them, apparently from an internet address in frankfurt, germany. under federal law anyone convicted of sending a hoax alert could face up to ten years in prison. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> brian, thank you very much. we have some breaking news out of arizona. a search and rescue mission is under way after the crash of a medical helicopter. the chopper went down in the superstition mountains about 20 miles east of apache junction. investigators say the crash site is located in very rugged terrain. there's no word on the conditions of the three people on boards or the cause of the crash.
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jury in the first freddie gray case. the jurors will continue deliberating even though they say they are deadlocked on the charges against police officer william porter. gray died last spring after suffering neck and spinal cord injuries in a police spran porter is one of six officers charged in gray's death. a massachusetts teenager has been convicted of rape and murder of his high school math teacher. phillip chisholm was just 14 when he attacked the teacher in the school restroom. his attorneys never denied he committed the crime but blamed severe mental illness. he face az long prison sentence. debris spilled from a cargo ship off san francisco could pose a danger to marine wildlife. meanwhile, the cleanup of the shipping containers and packing containers continues. a dozen containers fell off a ship in the storm this weekend. some are still floating offshore waiting to make landfall. there's a state of emergency in flint, michigan because of lead levels in the city's water system.
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in particular because lead can cause mental retardation. the crisis began after the city began taking its water from flint river. the mayor wants federal disaster relief. a preseason snowstorm nearly paralyzed america's mile-high city in denver yesterday. flights were delayed, shooi highways were shutdown. by a snowstorm 245 dumped over a foot in some jarz. mountain snow were in the one to two-foot range. the winter write conditions continue again today in the west. here's accuweather's paul williams. hey, paul, good morning. >> thanks, richard, reena. we have cold air expected to take over the southwest part of the country. making it a little bit chilly in l.a. as well as vegas and neenks, butneenks phoenix, but then along the east coast totally different story. here comes a low slung through with a jet stream guiding it through and it's going to translate into widespread scattered showers as we go into thursday. wednesday is clear, thursday is wet, and over here this is where
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much colder air dropping temps below the norm for this time. year. reena, richard. >> okay, paul, thanks so much. across the pond the lady who transformed he britain with her free market policies has managed to raise millions after her -- >> oh, yeah, her. we're talking about former british prime minister margaret thatcher. speeches, books, and even outfits belonging to the iron lady were turned into auction gold. soaring above their estimated prices at christie's in london. >> there's even a signed copy of the speech she made on becoming britain's first prime minister in 1979, first female prime minister. sold for $56,000. and her blue velvet wedding dress. that fetched 38,000. i would love to have something from margaret thatcher. >> where there is discord that will bring harmony. that's what happens when you're a political anarak. you can remember speeches that old. coming up we'll return to our political coverage and how
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stunning blow for actress kelly rutherford in her custody battle. reports say a judge in monaco has awarded her ex-his full custody of their two children. and the "gossip girl" actress can only visit them in monaco and in france. she cannot bring them to the u.s. there was a gripping article, to use that word again, about this case in "vanity fair" a couple months ago. but rutherford is appealing the decision. if you haven't yet filed for obamacare, you have a little more time. the government says there was unprecedented demand yesterday on the healthcare.gov website. the deadline now the end of the day this thursday. the penalty for not being insured jumps to nearly $700 next year. returning to politics and the democratic candidates getting ready for their debate saturday night here, right here on abc. >> hillary clinton has been staking out her position on terrorism. as "your voice, your vote." and abc's tom llamas covering the clinton dpancampaign.
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minds of voters hillary clinton out to prove she'll take on isis and protect the homeland. >> it is not enough to contain isis. we must defeat isis, break its momentum and then its back. secretary of state is pledging to target isis's efforts to recruit online but also slamming republicans for fear-mongering. >> bluster and bigotry are not credentials for becoming commander in chief. >> reporter: clinton heads into saturday's new hampshire debate dominating national polls, but it's senator bernie sanders who's the one ahead in the granite state. and now sanders whose loyal supporters have been packing massive rallies is talking more and more about isis. >> our goal is to put together a coalition to destroy isis and not once again get bogged down in a neverending war in that part of the world. >> reporter: and next month sanders will have another clinton to worry about. biel we've learned that chelsea
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role in the campaign, headlining two fund-raisers and then off to the new primary states. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> great. i like tom's reports. it's going tosh a really good debates, i think, here on abc on saturday night. and it's a bernie sanders -- partly because bernie sanders is so cares mattic and entertaining. but there's also that question of can he thread a route through to the nomination for the democrats? it's very, very difficult for him. so he needs -- he just needs to do something here. >> and he's expected to challenge hillary on foreign policy. one of the things is hillary's vote to authorize the iraq war back over ten years ago and these expected to hit her hafrd on that. >> and he's got a lot to say about the climate change deal as well.
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it's the cantina music from "star wars." >> maeve you've heard of the new one. it's pretty amazing, isn't it? >> what reena's really saying there is she fell asleep. fell asleep. >> it's the night shift folks. they turn the lights off. you're sitting down. i doze off for a little bit. it's not because of the movie. it was fantastic. >> here are two people who wouldn't be happy to hear about you falling asleep.
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chris connelly. >> reporter: monday night in hollywood. the world premiere of "star wars: the force awakens." >> give it everything you've got. >> reporter: it's action and humor. it's new characters and light sabers. >> it ends up being a story of adventure and loyalty and shock and surprise and uses this amazing and precious thing called the force that tells us that we're all somehow connected. >> camera, action. >> reporter: so much of it the work of producer kathleen kennedy and director co-writer j.j. abrams. all of this inspired by "star wars" creator george lucas. >> there isn't a day that goes by or went by as we were making the movie where we don't talk about george. it's the standard, what would george do? >> the thing that is most remarkable is that george got everything right.
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"alias," "lost,""," "mission impossible 3," and the star trek" series. for decades a top producer on steven spielberg's acclaimed films. >> i did pose this provocative idea who is luke skywalker, that that would be something that was said by one of our characters. >> why was who is luke skywalker such a fascinating question? >> i guess because it spoke to a new generation. it was that idea there would be young people for whom luke skywalker was essentially a myth. >> reporter: in crafting and casting "the force wakens" set 30 years after "return of the jedi," abrams wanted its characters young. even bad guys like kylo ren. >> i will finish what you started. >> and kathy's like adam driver. i'm like mike drop. >> reporter: john boyega was cast as the ex-storm trooper finn. >> are we really doing this?
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>> when she came in and read you just know. and literally i had to not giggle from behind the camera becauses i was amazed at what she was doing. >> abrams hoping this film will have the same emotional punch as the 1977 one had on him as a child. >> the thing i felt when i was a kid when i left the theater was the world was huge and to have people, especially kids go to see the movie and see themselves in it and feel like i'm capable of something extraordinary, that would be the greatest gift of all. >> reporter: for "nightline" -- >> we're home. >> reporter: -- i'm chris connelly in los angeles. >> it's excellent, basically. we don't want to ruin anything. but it takes itself seriously in a good way. there are some good one-liners in there, but it takes the emotional element seriously. and i hope this doesn't give anything away but it also uses as the old one did the emotional trigger was built around a father-son relationship. and let's just say this is built around it again. >> don't give away any more
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this christmas fireside is blazing bright don hathaway with an absolute classic, "this christmas." we all want to get the best gifts for our loved ones but budgeting for it can be quite difficult. >> but there are some ways to get a boost to pay for all the presents. abc mara schiavocampo shows us how. >> for the mulders the gift of giving can come with a hefty price tag. but it turns out there may be hidden holiday cash right in their house. first did you know there's money in old toys? clothes too. >> things that sell really well with timeless toys like thomas the train, mr. potato head and my little ponies. >> reporter: using the website swap.com the mulders fill two boxes with toys in good condition and clothes that are
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the company pays for shipping, and once the boxes arrive at their warehouse they'll be put up for sale on the website. on average sellers earn about $150 per box. and bonus points. save the boxes your toys come in. those can be worth cash too. an american girl doll box can fetch as much as $30 on efrmt bai. next up, old electronics. even broken ones. kiiboo.com. just box up your items and send them to their california office where they will inspect, price, and post your electronics. two smartphones and an airport express expected to fetch christie about $100. and finally, even old books can make a xwuk. using the amazon seller app christie scans the books' bar codes to find out how much they're worth. then she sets the price before sending them off to amazon, who will sell them.
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>> reporter: bringing in a whopping $196. in total the mulders found 6 50 $56. >> how is that going to impact christmas? >> it's going to help out a lot. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> do you know how many times i have that the kids aren't using? that's great. they pay for shipping, box it up, take care of selling. >> kids go off toys after about three days. don't forget to followed follow us. we're on twitter. we're on facebook. posting behind-the-scenes photos photos. i have an instagram i set up just for this show. it's richardp, letter p, bacon. it's largely pictures -- we never leave this room. so neeshl you're seeing pictures of this room which you've already seen. but if you'd like to see more of it go into sta gram. >> that's it for "world news now" this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," las vegas showdown. >> the republicans debate about terrorism, foreign policy, and donald trump's plan to ban muslims from the protests to the surprises. we have extensive coverage live from las vegas. threatening schools. similar e-mails, threats sent to the biggest districts in the country. why some schools were shut down and others stayed open. >> travel trends. the surprises in the air and on the roads for americans vaik new year's. what makes this month different from the last. >> and later, richard nye both just saw "star wars: the force awakens." guesting a sneak peek just hours ago. it's wednesday december 16th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." hey, everyone.
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i'm reena ninan. >> good morning to you. i'm richard bacon. let's just say that one of us didn't see all of "star wars" tonight tonight. >> there's a reason. >> a great reason. details to come. you're looking for a plot twist, we've got one. and let's get started with last night's republican presidential face-off. nine candidates took the stage in las vegas. >> their answers and attacks on each other reflecting the nation's concerns about terrorism and security. we begin with abc's brandi hitt who's in las vegas this morning. brandi, good morning. >> good morning. good morning, richard and reena. it's hard saying both of your names together back to back now thur on set together. what a night here in las vegas. they talked about terrorism, protecting the homeland and battling isis. really critical issues that dominated last night's republican debate. and as you mentioned, man, was it entertaining because several of these candidates didn't pull any punches.
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but he's a chaos candidate. and he'd be a chaos president. >> reporter: in their fifth face-off it was a no holds bards battle over national security with konld trump's plan to ban muslims from entering the u.s. front and center. >> we're not talking about religion. we're talking about security. our country is out of control. >> if we're going to ban all muslims how are we going to get them to be part of a coalition to destroy isis? >> reporter: marco rubio lls under attack on several fronts, whether surveillance and data collection needs to be ramped up to track terrorists. >> that tool we lost, the meta data program, was a valuable tour we no longer have under our disposal. >> what marco says isn't true. >> he's one of the weakest candidates on immigration. >> an argument that clearly got under governor chris christie's skin. >> i want to talk to the audience at home. your eyes are glazing oaf this is what it's like to be on the floor of the united states senate. >> a protester interrupted trump and was taken out.
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front-runner and bush from going at if -- >> if you think this is tough -- >> this isn't tough. i wish it was always as easy -- >> dealing with president putin or xi or the islamic terrorism that -- >> you're a tough guy, jeb. >> we have to have a leader -- >> real tough. you're real touch -- >> you're never going to win your way to the president by insulting your way -- >> so far i'm at 42 and you're at 3. >> doesn't matter. >> reporter: that was just a sflaul snippet of the back and forth between trump and bush all night long. this is the last debate for the republicans in 2015. next up the democrats will be facing off in new hampshire saturday. and that debate is hosted by abc news. reena and richard. >> i think it's like any night out in vegas. two or three bits that stand out. by the next day you've completely forgotten. >> well said. >> trump spoke in the spin room, didn't he, afterwards. what did he have to say? >> definitely, richard, and in true trump fashion when asked
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this was his best perform performance of any debate so far. and a lot of analysts agree, they thought he was strong. when it came to the back and forth with bush he said you know what, jeb had to attack me, he's lowest.policy and i expected it. and he said even if the polls were reversed he would have done the exact same thing. >> interesting fireworks. abc's blandi-hit live in las vegas. brandi, back thanks to you. >> let's turn next to insight from our deputy political editor who i'm pleased to say joins us here in the studio. shush nah walshe. >> herail came out swinging and need to. >> really he's the only candidate that went head to head with donald trump and it was throughout the debate. let's listen. >> so donltd is great at the one liners and but he's a chaos candidate. he would be a kay ott president. he would be be the commander in chief we need to keep our country safe. >> jeb does not believe i'm
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he said that because he's failed in that th campaign, it's been a total disaster, nobody cares, and frankly i'm the most solid person up here. >> >> bush did pretty well. he made an impact. ted cruz and marco rubio. >> these candidates really represent two different lanes of the republican party and many people say that they could be the two on top of the -- but let's listen to this clip. zplu can't carpet-bomb isis if you don't have planes and bromz to attack them with. and if we continue the cuts we're doing now not to mention additional cuts, we're going to be left with the oldest and smallest air force this country have and that leaves us less safe. >> one of the problems with marco's foreign policy is he has far too often sirpted hillary clinton and barack obama, undermining governments in the middle east that have helped radical islamic terrorists. >> really az said they represent two different parts of the republican party and they really
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not just at last night's debate but throughout this primary process and recently it's ram upped up. both candidates trying to stay away from donald trump but going after each other. this is going to continue and it is going to one to watch. >> it seemed like it was very deliberate. i want to ask you trump made a pledge not to run as an independent like he did in september. does this really matter? >> we've heard this before again. in september he shrined a pledge saying he wouldn't run as a third-party candidate, but recently he's been sounding he could run as a third party again. if the party doesn't treat him fairly. but tonight -- last night, excuse me, he ruled if out again and said the party is treating him fairly and he will not run as a third parlty candidate. i think a lot of establishment republicans are breathing a sigh of r. leif this morn pg. >> and he's doing well in the polls. >> there ways story i saw doing the rounds on twitter about a cough, a mystery cough.
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>> it really exploded on twitter. who was coughing throughout this debate? it turns out it was ben carson. the doctor of the bunch. and his campaign says that all of them got -- came down with this -- with a cough. not really a cold but they were all under the weather with a cough. so mystery solved. >> heal thyself, physician. >> you know, our viewers said honey, lemon and tea. and that's -- >> the campaign trail can be can hard on your system for sure. >> lots of germs floating around there. abc's shushannah walshe. we'll get more reaction from shush and take you to las vegas again in our next half hour. >> on the democratic side front-runner hillary clinton is providing new details on her plan to battle isis. speaking to an audience in minneapolis clinton said the u.s. needs a 360 degree strategy to prevent domestic terrorism. she positioned herself as the more serious and experienced candidate compared to her republican rivals.
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until the desert glows doesn't make you sound strong. if makes you sound like you're in over your head. [ cheers and applause ] >> clinton also emphasized the importance of working with muslim-american communities. not a surprise considering the large muslim community in minneapolis-st. paul. be sure to watch the democratic debate this saturday night. as we mentioned earlier, it's on abc. it's mosted by david muir and martha raddatz and coverage begins at 8:00 eastern, 7:00 central. students will be back in class today in l.a. following a terror threat that shut down the entire district. that threat was e-mailed to a school board member promising an attack with guns and bombs. administrators admitted that fears following the san bernardino attack influenced the skiegs decision to close the schools 37 schools in new york were open despite the school
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the exact same e-mail that was sent to l.a. the e-mail was declared a hoax. new york's police commissioner said the type of threat it contains were similar to recent episodes of the showtime drama "homeland." >> all eyes on the federal reserve today which wraps up its last meeting of the year. 9 central bank is expected to raise short-term interest rates, the first increase in nearly a decade. it's not expected to have much impact on consumer loans. britain's first official astronaut is now on board the international space station. tim peak and two others, an american and a russian, arrived yesterday, bringing the space station crew to 6. >> other brits have gone into space as tourists. but there was a glitch as the soyuz craft approached -- the automated system failed and the russian pilot had to dock manually. >> i just hope they're eating a lot of space ice cream.
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passengers on this southwest jet are zliebing the few frightening moments when the plane went off the runway in nashville. they say it began way rough landing perhaps from a blown tire or collapsed landing gear. the jet then ended up in a ditch. eight people were taken to the hospital. the faa is investigating. and an unclaimed cell phone triggered an merge response at the miami airport. the bomb squad was called when the american airlines plane arrived from paris. someone report a suspicious item. the passenger eventually claimed the phone and he isn't being charged. rough landings aren't expected to keep americans away.
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shatter records for travel in the sxie on the ground. rebecca jarvis explains. >> reporter: nearly one in three americans, that's more than 100 million of us, expected to hit the roads this holiday season and when we do gas prices should be below $2 a gallon for most of the country. the national average for a gallon of gas expected to hit $1.98 by christmas, and that is the lowest level since 2008. also a gift for the flyers out there. 87% of planes are coming in on time. and that is the third best rate in more than 20 years. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. what would you guess is the busiest day to travel, to fly? >> of the whole year? >> no, during next week. >> okay. i think it's probably this friday because it's like a buff everybefore christmas. yeah, friday. next story short. >> wait, isn't friday christmas? oh, you mean this week. no, it's the 23rd. so the day before christmas eve
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>> i've done a lot of traveling on christmas eve itself and it turns out the roads are quieter than you'd expect pl. >> well, when you're driving on roads. especially when you haven't slept much. >> has someone created that graphic in the last 35 seconds. >> that was a real road trip we took. >> my mistake. the campaign ads seeing the republican debate that freaked everyone out. and the branding of the ad that is sure to gather up votes. but first our take on "the force awakens." we actually got a sneak peek last night, and richard has a lot to say, including who luke skywalker's real father is.
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"return of the" -- "return of the jedi" there. celebrating the defeat of the empire after the battle of ender. that's the last scene. that's where the story left off in 1983. >> and can you believe over 30 years later we've picked up with "the force awakens." richard and i had the pleasure of being able to see it. and what a ride. that pendingending, oh, my goodness. let me tell everyone what actually happened. the big -- [ bleep ]. >> we share a parent company. with "star wars." this is what -- this is what disney do.
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give away a plot spoiler. you are a traitor and part of a rebel alliance. i thought that was quite good. it was actually sensational. and it's quite difficult -- it's quite hard to know what constitutes a breach of the embargo because people were tweeting about it last night. i guess you can say it's good. quite a few people say it has twists, which you could argue is a plot spoiler. i'll tell you this. some storm troopers die. >> there you go. you just ruined it for all of us. i have to say it was remarkable. i was really riveted. i found it incredibly compelling. and i think it does honestly, parent company aside, it really does live up to the hype. >> you don't know what -- you're making stuff up. hang on. >> what? >> you had your own plot twist. you fell asleep. >> richard, do you know the hours i work? i have two young children at home. i sleep about three hours a day.
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and gives me a comfy little chair. there were a few moments that i accidentally -- >> i was just making a point. >> it's not a reflection of the movie. it's a reflection of my current lifestyle. but i have to say it's really remark remarkable. these two are amazing. they were a fantastic choice for this film. >> there is a fantastic -- and i talked to you about it. how did that happen? i think not only did you sleep, you slept through the crucial bit. but here's the thing i would say. it's a really good story. it actually is a good story. and they used dialogue sparingly. i rewatched a bit of "the phantom menace" the other day, and there a lot of what i would call waffle, and here is just super smart, pin-sharp dialogue that serves the story. and it's got several little funny bits, but crucially it takes the story seriously. and i watched and i thought you have to do that to buy into that. >> and i have to say the last scene of the movie was remarkable. and i just said j.j. abrams, how
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when's the next one coming out? because i can't wait. the way they left it i just can't wait for the next one. and instead of getting a dog we're going to get a b-8b-8. >> it's really exciting. the theater bursting into applause i would say eight, nine, ten different points. and also harrison ford really nailing that part again. the way he just slips back into han solo. >> it's good. >> for the first few seconds i wasn't sure, is he rusty, and then he totally nails it. that's our message. i found it thrilling and reena fell asleep. >> just for a few minutes. just a few minutes. coming up, which u.s. state googles matching height xxl over any other phrase, any other
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welcome back to "the mix." this is the section where we tell you about the viral stories of the day. the first one is excellent. this is about the states in america and the phrases over the last year that they have googled the most. so it's really interesting. let's start with florida. so the most googled phrase in florida, "concealed weapons." "concealed weapons permit." more than anything else, they are the three words put into google. let's try wisconsin next. and wisconsin, their most googled -- no, is it west virginia? >> west virginia. >> west virginia. and their most googled word is -- magic mike. >> i never would have guessed that in west virginia. really? >> now, look, i think you're from florida, reena.
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>> that's not a huge amount of information on either state. but based on those two things, i'd rather live in west virginia. >> you know, it is the second amendment. yeah. >> yeah. >> legal means. >> that's true. in mississippi the most googled words were ashley madison. which you know is that website that revealed people having the affair. >> is it because they're checking to see their names are on the list or they're just curious what the site is? >> that's a great question. you don't know. are they doing it out of interesting because it as was a great story or are they panicking? reena, what have you got? >> school lunch is really hard to make. one dad goes the extra length to show his kids he cares about them by doing "star wars." do you see that? >> yeah. >> that's bb-8. >> that's bb-8. and that's a storm trooper. >> it's a storm trooper. you're absolutely right. >>. >> there's another storm trooper. >> and he said it makes about 30 minutes to make these lunches. and he goes have some sort of -- >> the cucumber are not the x
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they're the other ones that darth vader has. that's sensational. >> so he picks a character -- >> i'm sorry, reena's nodded off again. >> and chewy. there you go. so he picks a character and a theme and goes with that for the week. and he says it only takes him 30 minutes. but i actually love to make these for my son because it's hard to get them to eat anything and this is an interesting way to spice up their lunches. >> yeah. he's certainly a better father than me. i tend to wake up and say oh, my god, is it a school day. and let's have another look. finally, this is a dog which found -- it's viral. it's very popular. >> what is that? >> it's a dog that appears to have been converted into a toolbox. is that cute? is that exploitation, reena? no, it's probably not. >> they claim he's weighted on both sides equally so it's not heavy. >> that dog is taking work away
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this morning on "world news now" -- donald trump on the defensive at last night's gop debate. how trump and his challengers confronted national security and foreign policy issues in their final debate of the year. full live coverage ahead. school scare. similar e-mail bomb threats sent to the two largest school districts in the nation. how police in each city handled the scares quite differently. and new this half hour, details about a frightening scene on a runway. >> passengers describe what happened to a southwest jet before it ran off the runway. the injuries and the investigation. and later in "the skinny," it looked like a political ad, but it was a preview of the next season of "house of cards." we will reveal hints about the next episodes. it is wednesday december 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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that's what news readers do. good morning. it's a busy wednesday. i'm richard bacon. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> let's begin with the republicans who want to be president of the united states of america. last night's debate marked by several flash points. >> jeb bush taking on donald frump. two senators, marco rubio and ted cruz, going at it. >> and for details we are joined by abc's brandi hitt, who is still there live in las vegas for us. brandi, you've not hit the slot machines yet. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena. good morning, richard. no, we're still here covering the debate. not at the slot machines just yet. but man, did things get a little ugly last night. we saw jeb bush and donald trump go after each other not once but twice. and then you saw ted cruz and rand paul also on the attack together against marco rubio. >> donald, you know, is great at the one-liners.
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and he'd be a chaos president. >> reporter: in their fifth face-off it was a no holds barred battle over national security with donald trump's proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s. front and center. >> we're not talking about religion. we're talking about security. our country is out of control. >> if we're going to ban our muslims, how are we going to get them to be part of a coalition to destroy isis? >> reporter: marco rubio also under attack on several fronts over whether surveillance and data collection needs to be ramped up to track terrorists. >> that tool we lost, the meta data program, was a valuable tool that we no longer have at our disposal. >> marco knows what he's saying isn't true. >> i think marco gets it completely wrong. but he's weakest of all the candidates on immigration. >> reporter: an argument that clearly got under governor chris christie's skin. >> listen, i want to talk to the audience at home for a second. if your eyes are glazing over like mine, this is what it's like to be on the floor of the united states senate. >> reporter: a protester interrupted trump and was escorted out. that didn't stop the national front-runner and bush from going back at it on stage. >> if you think this is tough and you're not being treated fairly --
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like dealing with putin or dealing with president xi or dealing with the islamic terrorism that exists. this is a tough business to run for -- >> you're a tough guy, jeb. >> and we need to have a leader that is -- >> real tough. >> you're never going to be president of the united states by insulting your way to the presidency. >> let's see. i'm at 42 and you're at 3. >> doesn't matter. >> so far i'm doing better. >> doesn't matter. >> the two top tweeted moments were those just tough times between trump and bush going back and forth. this is the last republican debate of 2015, as we now get a whole lot closer to iowa and new hampshire, reena and richard. >> i'm at 42, you're at 3. that's got to hurt. >> brandi, you were mentioning chris christie we saw there in your report was taking aim at the senators on stage but did that really gain him anything as far as attention goes? >> reporter: some experts believe, analysts believe this is one of his best performances yet. he's one of the lowest in the polls, and he really took that moment when you saw ted cruz and rand paul and marco rubio
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happens with senators in washington, d.c., they bicker and bicker and we don't see anything get done. he used that to make a point you that need someone with executive leadership as president and he said that's what he has as governor of new jersey. >> brandi, is there any chance, any chance at all that donald trump will run as an independent? >> reporter: oh, that is the question, richard. everybody keeps asking. he was asked that twice again tonight and he said, "i will not run as an independent no matter what." now, remember this. back in september he also said he wouldn't run as an independent and then later said maybe i will. so who knows? from here on out we've got a lost time left until election day. >> abc's brandi hitt in las vegas. >> take a ride on the venetian canal. >> clearly richard's been there a couple times. and stay with us for more debate coverage. our deputy political director joins us for her insights. that's later in this half hour. >> look forward to that. the democrats, meanwhile, are preparing for their next debate set for saturday night right here on abc. during a campaign stop in
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it comes to preventing domestic terror. she also said the u.s. needs to stand up against anti-muslim bigotry. minneapolis is home to one of the largest muslim american communities in the u.s. back to class this morning for thousands of kids in los angeles who had an unscheduled day off yesterday because of a terror threat. officials saying the decision to close the schools was influenced by continued concerns following the san bernardino massacre. abc's matt gutman is live in l.a. >> reporter: the threat leaving a sea of school buses silent, shuttering nearly 1100 schools, classes canceled for at least 650,000. some parents turned away. >> oh, my goodness. >> i as superintendent am not going to take the chance with the life of a student. >> reporter: l.a. superintendent ramon cortines saying the city is still rattled by the terrorist attack in san bernardino two weeks ago. the fbi still investigating why
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farook, had pictures of a high school on his phone. the first alert came at 5:00 a.m. that threat e-mailed to a school board member. >> reporter: by 6:32 the decision had been made. >> the superintendent has directed all schools to be closed today, tuesday december 15th, to ensure the safety of all students. >> reporter: abc news learning the note invoked allah and directly referenced the terrorist attack in san bernardino. it also threatened attacks on several schools with suicide bombers, automatic weapons, and grenades. new york city got an almost >> we are investigating this as a hoax. >> reporter: in los angeles the lapd and sheriff's office combing every single school for suspicious objects. >> they have to take into account the safety of the children of los angeles. i think it's irresponsible based on facts that have yet to be
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>> reporter: that threat nearly paralyzing the nation's second biggest city. now, investigators tell me they believe that threat to have been a hoax. still, they've done their due diligence, clearing every single school in the district, and say this morning they will be open. matt gutman, abc news, language. >> and you heard reference there to the threat against new york city schools in matt's piece. the big apple schools remained open. despite the school superintendent receiving almost the exact same e-mail that was sent to the l.a. school. that also was declared a hoax. new york's police commissioner said the type of threats it contained were similar to recent episodes of the showtime drama "homeland." scary moments on board a southwest airlines plane as it ran off the runway in nashville. take a look at this. incredible images. passengers said the jet experienced a rough landing and then ended up in a ditch. the plane from houston hobby was completely full. 138 people on board. after the accident eight people taken to the hospital and later released. the faa will look into whether the plane had either a blown
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delayed and canceled. highways were shut down and snowstorm dumped nearly a foot just over 6 1/2 inches of snow denver international airport. mountain snow totals were in the one to two-foot range. obviously good news if you're a skier. a kittenectomy. firefighters in phoenix rescued stuck in a home. one was inside the wall, the other in an attic. the owner had heard meowing inside the house even show she doesn't own any cats. >> the firefighters used saws to cut into the wall. both kittens are doing fine. no one knows what happened to their mother or how she got into the attic. >> glad there was a happy ending. coming up -- [ meow ] >> they're hot on the trigger, aren't they? the sound department. bam. >> coming up in "the skinny" -- golden globe nominees taking on drake's latest hit. >> what could stop donald trump from becoming the gop nominee? expert insight ahead for you.
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>> of course. >> donald trump. the latest polling, there's an abc poll that came out recently that was very interesting. what did it say? >> it really is interesting because it shows donald trump leading by such a wide margin. 38%. the next after that is ted cruz with 15%. then marco rubio with 12%. so you really have this really wide margin. also interesting is that his muslim ban comments that were so controversial, it shows that with the republican voters who are the base of the party it didn't hurt him one bit. >> what does this mean? do we believe that donald trump could possibly be the gop nominee? >> definitely he could possibly be. he's gotten absolutely -- he hasn't fallen in any polls. instead he has the widest margin of any poll since he entered the race six months ago. so i think that as the party leader for so long of course there's the possibility he'll be the nominee.
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him against just one other or two other people. and all those other votes have coalesced somewhere else. that's the big question, isn't it? that's where he could really fall down, i think. >> right. when voters have less of a choice of course it will narrow. and that's why we're seeing all these different kind of lanes of the republican party. other candidates, marco rubio and ted cruz, in tonight's debate you really saw them go after each other because they represent different lanes of the republican party, an alternative to trump. but there weren't really any candidates who took trump on except for jeb bush. he who has been really low in the polls. he really went after donald trump tonight to make a dent. >> do you think he had an impact? because he was the one who walked in with a huge war chest when it comes to money. do you think he still has a chance in this? >> i think he did the best tonight that he has in 234i
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only candidate to take donald trump on head to head. but i still think he has a large hill to climb. >> it's the race you can't predict, isn't it? we can always explain it afterwards. but when you get these big moments like trump talking about muslims, a lot of commentators think that's it. >> our analysis says oh, that will hurt donald trump. and instead quite the opposite. i want to look ahead to saturdays debate with the democrats. >> abc news debate. >> yes, the abc news debate. what can we expect? >> i think that really hillary clinton is going to want to look like the front-runner nationally that she is and to position herself toward the general election. but of course there is still that primary beforehand. in new hampshire, where our debate, is bernie sanders is leading there. and in iowa the first caucus state hillary clinton is leading but he is only behind by about 10 points or so. >> does he have a route? does he actually have a realistic and credible route, bernie sanders, to the democratic nomination? >> i think at this point it's difficult to see him beating hillary clinton. but we can't ignore those polls, especially in new hampshire, which is the first primary state where he's leading. >> a lot to watch.
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next up, "the skinny." our thanks to shushannah walshe.
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>> it's a new day in america. today more people will go to work, return home to their families and sleep more soundly than ever before. all because one man refuses to settle, putting people before politics. that man is frank underwood. >> america. i'm only getting started. i'm frank underwood, and i approve this message. >> fu2016 for frank underwood. >> that has to be deliberate, doesn't it? what is really interesting about that for me is it just shows you how easy it is to parody political adverts. because until he turns up and says "america, i'm only getting started," it looks like a campaign ad. it could be a campaign ad. if i'd said to you this is a real campaign ad, guess which candidate turns up at the end, you wouldn't have been able to guess. >> looks like the rnc put that out.
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with "house of cards." >> they do do it very well. it's interesting, isn't it, "house of cards" has only been around for four years. this is -- >> the website. >> there's an actual website as well that you can go to. >> look at his eyes moving back and forth. he's watching you, richard. >> that's quite neat. you can go down, you can scroll around. you have to be careful. there we are. >> there we are. frank underwood speaks his mind now with us. we'll be interviewing -- >> thanks again, graphics department. if you go to end of the last season there is a plot spoiler there to look out for. you're welcome. >> you know, richard, you used to call me on your cell phone. just kidding. >> you've never given me your number. >> i haven't ever given you my number, huh? "hotline bling," very famous song by drake, went viral. we want to show what you happens when some actors recently nominated for the golden globes, they do their own dramatic
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here it is. >> ever since i left the city. >> you got a reputation for yourself now. >> girl. you got me down. >> you got me stressed out. >> because ever since i left the city -- >> you start wearing less and going out more. >> hanging with some girls i've never seen before. >> you used to call me on my cell phone. >> late night when you needed my love. >> call me on my cell phone. >> late night when you need my love. >> that can only mean one thing. >> i know when that hotline bling. >> that can only mean one thing. you used to call me on my cell phone >> late night when you need my love. >> call me on my cell phone late night when you need my love. >> i love it. isn't that remarkable? i thought they did a great, great job. this could only be topped i think if maybe george stephanopoulos, dan harris and the gang got together and did a
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version. >> it's amazing how intimidating bryan cranston -- because he was doing a little bit of walter white in there. how intimidating he can be when he's simply reading a random note from drake. >> if we rolled some of the music from "hotline bling," could you do drake's dance? >> let's work on that. that needs rehearsal. i mean, sure, i agree with you. it's very popular. rehearsal. just finally, howard stern has renewed his contract as well with sirius xm for i think more than the gross national product of the united kingdom. something like 18 -- >> five-year deal. we're talking about, yeah. he earned around $80 million annually. and it's expected to rise to 90 million. >> he works three days a week. also a 12-year licensing deal to produce streaming content. >> what are we doing wrong, richard? >> i think more or less everything. we're basically volunteers here
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let's all get elfed let's all get elfed let's all get elfed they're back. the holderness family with another pajamagram to the internet that went viral a couple years ago and it just cannot be stopped. >> they're all the rage at the moment. it turns out it's more than just strange youtube families are getting in on the pajama act. the onesies. the hottest holiday fashion trend. and abc's becky worley tries it on. >> reporter: maybe it started with that pajama family. they are christmas jammies >> or maybe it was ralphie in "a christmas story." >> you look like a deranged easter bunny. >> reporter: but these one-pieces for grown-ups are now a thing. google says searches for adult onesies are trending higher than searches for ugly christmas sweaters. the adult onesie, selling at
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$40 to $19. these at target 25. also kohl's and abercrombie & fitch have them. two retailers who offer those percentage off deals regularly. >> on christmas morning when you wake up all you want to do is basically not get out of bed but still be opening presents and i think a onesie's the best way to be doing that. >> whether you call them union suits blanket sleepers or footsie pajamas they're not just for bedtime anymore. celebrities like khloe kardashian are attempting to make a fashion statement out of onesies and they're big hits on social media sites like instagram. >> it's more instagramable to put up a picture of yourself with a cute onesie with a cute design than yourself in a blankets. >> some of these styles are quite inventive. >> reporter: and this one even has built-in paws. i do have to say they are cozy.
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onesies are so popular is that they take us back to our childhood. and this time of year that can be a really good thing. >> it's kind of the grownup way of being in your pajamas all the time. >> reporter: becky worley, abc news, new york. >> it could be worse. they could be footed onesies. >> that's true. i've never had a onesie. >> really? >> yeah. >> i think there should be anchor onesies for the anchor desk. because it gets cold here sometimes. >> it gets cold here. strange things happen in the studio. we should reassure everyone after last night's program where the fire alarm went off we had a few tweets expressing concern for us. just so you know we're very much alive. we made it through the night. >> we certainly did. and it was a false alarm. they told us, my floor director says in 30 years he's been here they never had it go off like this during the live show. the things you bet during the middle of the night. >> don't forget to check out our facebook site whilst you're with us. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for
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